Judy Meyer. Submitted photo

STATE — Judy Meyer is one of three who have been selected by the MPA’s Hall of Fame Committee and will be inducted into the Maine Press Association Hall of Fame on October 23. Dorothy “Dot” Roderick and Dieter Bradbury have also been selected.

Judy Meyer began working for the Sun Journal as a freelancer out of the Norway (Maine) bureau, where she covered local selectmen’s meetings and breaking news in nearby towns.
In 1996, she was hired full-time to run that bureau, and from there she rose swiftly through the ranks of one of the largest daily newspapers in Maine. In 1998, she was made editorial page editor at the newspaper’s headquarters in Lewiston. Five years later, she was named daytime managing editor. In April 2016, she was named the Sun Journal’s executive editor, replacing Rex Rhoades upon his retirement.
Today, Meyer is responsible for overseeing the Sun Journal, the third-largest daily newspaper in Maine, as well as a half-dozen weekly newspapers spread throughout Sun Media’s western Maine coverage area. She also serves as executive editor of the central Maine dailies: Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal.
A fierce advocate for first amendment rights, Meyer was instrumental in the formation of the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition (MFOIC), a group that’s been the leading advocacy organization for improving open meeting and public record laws in Maine.
The MPA Hall of Fame, established in 1998, honors newspaper people with Maine connections who have made outstanding contributions to the profession. Its members are on the MPA website, at http://mainepressassociation.org/hall-of-fame/.
Tickets to the Hall of Fame induction ceremony are available by contacting MPA Executive Director Diane Norton at [email protected] or 691-0131.

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